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2001 R.S.P-W Awards

Most Deteriorated Wrestler


Award Description:

To be given to the person whose skill has deteriorated the most over the
past year. This person should be a shadow of his/her former self.

Previous Winners:

  1990: Dusty Rhodes
  1991: Hulk Hogan
  1992: Hulk Hogan
  1993: Hulk Hogan
  1994: Hulk Hogan
  1995: Hulk Hogan
  1996: Hulk Hogan
  1997: Roddy Piper
  1998: British Bulldog
  1999: Hulk Hogan
  2000: Undertaker

**2001**: Undertaker

272 first place votes
260 second place votes
249 third place votes

114 21 21  675   Undertaker
 21 16 18  189   Diamond Dallas Page
 10 24 21  164   Tommy Dreamer
 17 18 12  163   Tazz
 16 14  9  140   Buff Bagwell
 10 16 17  132   X-Pac
  9  7 15   96   Ric Flair
  5 14 14   95   Kevin Nash
  7 10 14   93   Raven
  4 12  9   74   Kane
  5 11  6   70   Sting
  3  9 12   66   Road Warrior Animal
  4 12  4   64   Billy Gunn
  6  6  7   62   Perry Saturn
  2  5  8   41   Faarooq
  0  9  7   41   William Regal
  2  8  3   40   Terry Funk
  4  2  4   34   Rock
  3  4  3   33   Chris Jericho
  3  3  3   30   Big Show
  2  4  3   28   Bam Bam Bigelow
  1  3  5   24   Rey Mysterio Jr.
  3  2  1   23   Steve Austin
  3  0  2   19   Masahiro Chono
  2  1  2   17   Lex Luger
  1  4  0   17   Mitsuharu Misawa
  2  1  1   15   Alex Wright
  0  3  1   11   Taka Michinoku
  2  0  0   10   Tatsumi Fujinami
  1  1  1   10   Eddie Guerrero
  1  0  2    9   Jeff Hardy
  1  1  0    8   Rick Steiner
  1  1  0    8   Negro Casas
  0  2  1    8   Lance Storm
  1  0  1    7   Saturn
  1  0  1    7   Mike Awesome
  0  1  2    7   Hurricane
  0  2  0    6   Chyna
  0  0  3    6   Booker T
  1  0  0    5   Tajiri
  1  0  0    5   Lita
  1  0  0    5   Keiji Muto
  1  0  0    5   Akira Taue
  0  1  1    5   Riki Choshu
  0  0  2    4   Jun Akiyama
  0  1  0    3   Test
  0  1  0    3   Scott Hall
  0  1  0    3   Justin Credible
  0  1  0    3   Heavy Metal
  0  1  0    3   Haku
  0  1  0    3   Hacksaw Jim Duggan
  0  1  0    3   Goldberg
  0  1  0    3   Chris Benoit
  0  1  0    3   Bubba Ray Dudley
  0  1  0    3   Bradshaw
  0  1  0    3   Billy Kidman
  0  0  1    2   Triple H
  0  0  1    2   Toshiaki Kawada
  0  0  1    2   Steven Richards
  0  0  1    2   Shane Douglas
  0  0  1    2   Sean O' Haire
  0  0  1    2   Scott Steiner
  0  0  1    2   Rikishi
  0  0  1    2   Gran Hamada
  0  0  1    2   Funaki
  0  0  1    2   Dusty Rhodes
  0  0  1    2   Dustin Rhodes
  0  0  1    2   D-Von Dudley


  1  0  1        Mick Foley
  0  1  0        Hulk Hogan

RYAN HALL: Taker, Gunn, Flair.  Taker needs no explanation.  Gunn is
relegated to Metal.  Flair has saggy boobies.

EDDIE BURKETT: The Undertaker is old.  The Dudleys are getting stale.  
They need to find new teams to feud with, or to let Buh Buh on the mic.

HIRO: Tazz got fat.

PAUL ZOROVICH:  The WWF might want to reconsider that "Desire" video
package on the Undertaker that they've been running the past few weeks as
it only serves to remind everybody watching how bad UT has become.

JESSE HARALDSON: DDP went from headling WCW to being squashed by Kane,
Undertaker, Big Show, ect....

VIKRAM BIRRING: Does anybody remember the days when the Lightning Kid and
Jerry Lynn had great matches incessantly? Sean Waltman is the definition
of has-been: One who was once great and now is nothing but a decrepit
fossil of its former self. Tommy Dreamer also comes to mind.

KEN DREILING: How can I have Faarooq in a best category and a bad
category?  Best Brawler/Most Deteriorated...Oh yeah all he can do is brawl
anymore so he's getting damn good at it.

STEPHEN TISZENKEL: Why does everybody want Flair back? As a mouthpiece?
What, are eight or nine mouthpieces not enough for you? Anybody who wants
him back as a wrestler needs to be hit hard in the back of the head and
reminded that this is 2001. If you want the Flair of 10 or 15 or 20 years
ago, go invent a time machine and get him. I'm fine with him on the

CHIP BOOTS: Terry, just retire.  For real, this time.

SCOTT WORDEN: Taker has gone to shit.  from bad to shit..  shit, from shit
to shittier..  amazing..  It is like he can not be carried anymore..

CHRIS BIRD: Anybody else remember when Tazz was taller than he is wide?

CANZ: My picks are brothers. Both Heavy Metal and Negro Casas are
embarrassingly lazy nowadays. At one time both were in the elite of lucha
libre, now they are both extremely bad.

DONNY L: Can the Undertaker when this 2 years in a row:? every year he
just gets worse, his brother Kane has dropped in my opinion this year

PETER HAZLETT: Undertaker seems to have to really stretch it to get anyone
up in that powerbomb.  As for Regal, I hear he used to be good at this

ESTRAGAND: Not that Bradshaw was ever the Human Workrate Machine, but when
a guy's offense is reduced to ONE clothesline, that doesn't scream

PAUL PROSE: It's sad to see Perry Saturn reduced to fighting about a mop.  
When the angle started it was funny, and it got Saturn some TV time, but
when the mop came into play, it ruined the matches he was in.  Hope Perry
can come back as a (sane) wrestler and find a spot on TV again.

KEVIN DOTEN: Sorry Ric, but every time I see you hit the mat, I worry
about you breaking a hip

JOHN C.: DDP, as much as he tries, is really starting to show his age. The
Undertaker improved over last year's performances but he's still in his
late 30s and he's not going to be what he was in the mid '90s. Raven used
to pretty awesome until age and alcohol caught up to him. Sure, he's
"clean"  now but he's too worn down to ever be anything again.

JOE GENTILE: Effort is no longer required as far as the Undertaker is
concerned. No wonder he sucks! There's a reason WHY all Tommy Dreamer does
is ask people "Can I get ya a water? Can I get ya a Coffee? Can I get ya a
Protien Bar???", he can't do anything else!  Ric, you have been and always
will be gold on the microphone, but please don't tarnish your legacy in
the ring anymore.

BLAZEJ SZPAKOWICZ: I didn't vote for UT here last year for some reason. To
make up for this obvious lack of judgement I shall, instead, happily vote
for him now. After all, the guy's earned it. He's a mere shadow of his
96-97 self, and for someone who was never exactly great, the drop in
quality is astounding. Second is Buff Bagwell. Like UT, he was never a
great wrestler, but just a few years ago he was at least a pretty decent
one. Now look at him... Hurricane gets third. I love the gimmick and all,
but his in-ring work's nowhere near where it was last year.

MATTY TONKIN: Its all about how they're booked, but all three of them
(Tazz, Storm & Awesome) could have been great in the WWF, but are now
nothing but a joke. Storm & Awesome were great in ECW & Storm was one of
the best performers in the old WCW, but they got lost in the InVasion. And
as for Tazz, well I just think it's a shame what has happened since his
debut. Nothing has gone right & I dont consider being a color commentator
& being "on TV every week" a worthy role for him.

YNAE316: Buff Bagwell:  Had tons of talent (imho) waaaaaaaaaaaay back in
WCW with Scorpio and the Patriot but seems awfully lazy nowadays... Luger
and Road Warrior Animal:  Actually liked them when I was a kid, but age
seems to have caught up to them

SHANE SPEAR: Faarooq is so broken down that it's sad to watch.  Plus, it's
holding Bradshaw down, which in my opinion is a shame because Bradshaw is
somebody looking to break out someday and it's not happening very fast.  
Please retire Faarooq.  Undertaker is next on the list, but he isn't quite
at the level where he has to retire yet, it just means he's not a dominate
as he once was.  Same goes for DDP, who just needs to steer clear for
Vince because it's obvious that he's just a joke now.

General Comments
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Best Heel
Best Babyface
Best Worker
Best Jobber
Best Jobber to the Stars
Best Flyer
Best Technical
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Best Gimmick
Best Move
Best Match
Best Feud
Worst Wrestler
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Worst Heel
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Least Favourite
Most Deteriorated
Most Underrated
Worst Gimmick
Worst Move
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Most Disappointing News item
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Best Second
Best Announcer
Best Colour
Best Interviewee
Best Angle
Best Organization
Best TV Show
Best Major Show
Best Promotional Move
Worst Second
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